On a cat walk, Feet tangled up in electric lines, went over backwards and cracked my tail bone/lower back on the ladder to the cat walk, upside down and backwards.
L-5 vertebra cracked, L-5 disc blown, Sacrum cracked, two links knocked off the tail bone...
Lots of PT, steroids and pain later the lawyer finally gets the insurance company to agree to the corrective surgery...
The insurance company kept saying 'Existing Condition', but the MRI's, CAT scans, X-rays, ect. all prove it's a new injury (like the old one wasn't bad enough!).
I guess the specter of impending law suits finally got to be more than the surgery, so they agreed to pay...
Anyway, I'm SO HAPPY!
No more psychotic nerves!
(psychotic because I never know when it's going to act up and make me a couch potato)
No more needing a chair to get to the bathroom because I can't stand upright on my own...
No more steroids!
I've gained 75 pounds in the last year from the steroids!
And I've only managed to take about 30 of it off since they stopped...
I can't Wait to get this extra weight off! It will be great to be able to walk through the woods again, or do any kind of exercise for that matter!
I'm so tired of this back brace!!!!
I can't wait to burn this thing at the stake!
No more constantly hurting tail bone!
Nothing like never being able to get comfortable!
You can't sit down, lay down, or stand without the tail bone hurting!
No more headaches for no reason,
No more dizzy spells,
No more pain medication that makes me an idiot,
No more delodid, oxycontin, percocet, darvocet, instant release morphine, lortabs, oxycodone or any of the other chemicals that are a stop gap to actually fixing the problem...
Lets not forget the gobs of muscle relaxers, nerve blocking agents, sleeping pills and other crap they pile on you by the bucket full!
I've flushed a ton of this crap and looks like a ton more is going away very soon!
No more steroids that make you hyper, irritable and hungry ALL the time, no such thing as enough to eat,
No more spinal injections,
No more hour long rides each way for 20 minutes of therapy,
No more doctors saying, "We'll give it another round of steroids, come back in two weeks"...,
No more providers sending me bills because the insurance company won't pay unless you get the lawyer to spell things out for them,
No more home traction!
NO MORE BITCHING ABOUT MY BACK!